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New York State Political News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 153
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New York Governor

  1. Trump Accuses Andrew Cuomo of Having 'Meltdown' After NY Gov Says America 'Was Never That Great' - Mediaite, (Andrew Cuomo), August 16, 2018
  2. Andrew Cuomo signs sex trafficking legislation that closes loophole - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), August 16, 2018
  3. Letitia James's Ties to Cuomo Help, and Hinder, Her Bid for Attorney General - New York Times, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  4. Andrew Cuomo: America 'was never that great' - The Week Magazine, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  5. Governor Cuomo Admits To Having Illegal Animal Keepsake -, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  6. Cuomo claims he's never discussed his political plans with Trump - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
US Senate

  1. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Farley wants to re-engineer ... - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 16, 2018
  2. 'Chuck Schumer, I Agree!': Trump Trolls Dem Leader with Old Footage of Him Talking Immigration - Independent Journal Review, (Chuck Schumer), August 15, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Opponents pounce on James' reluctance to be 'sheriff' of Wall Street - Newsday, (Zephyr Teachout), August 15, 2018
  2. New York attorney general candidates avoid confrontation, blast President Trump during Manhattan debate - New York Daily News, (Zephyr Teachout), August 15, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. GOP candidate questions DiNapoli's pension fund strategy - Albany Times Union, (Tom DiNapoli), August 15, 2018
  2. DiNapoli Says NYC's Finances Remain Strong -, (Tom DiNapoli), August 15, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. NYC mayor Bill de Blasio won't commit to firing all the officers involved in Eric Garner's death - Mic, (Bill de Blasio), August 16, 2018
  2. De Blasio's election 'reforms' only benefit him - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  3. De Blasio's proposed Manhattan jail could be 40 stories high - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  4. De Blasio unfazed by long lines of drivers trying to get Uber licenses - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  5. MTA's Potential Postponement Of New Rapid Bus Route Service Angers Mayor, Commuters - CBS New York, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  6. Judge: De Blasio must face NYCHA lead poisoning lawsuit - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  7. City immigrants and welfare | De Blasio campaign funds | Private equity firms as banks - Crain's New York Business, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  8. NYC Ferry Soundview Route Sets Sail: De Blasio Administration Launches Ferry Service Connecting the Bronx, the Upper East Side, Midtown, and Lower Manhattan, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, August 15, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. No silver lining for remorseless kickback kingpin Sheldon Silver - Syracuse New Times, (Sheldon Silver), August 15, 2018
  2. Attorneys for Convicted Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Begin Appeals Process -, (Sheldon Silver), August 15, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. The August Financial Picture for Former IDC Senators and Their ... - Gotham Gazette, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 16, 2018
  2. Avella ready for primary challenge from Liu - TimesLedger, (Tony Avella), August 16, 2018
  3. Speaker Johnson Calls Out Senators Felder and Golden For Playing Games With Children's Lives - BKLYNER, (Simcha Felder), August 15, 2018
  4. Klein and Carlucci to Face Democratic Primaries - Yonkers Times, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 15, 2018
  5. Avella, Holden Introduce Legislation to Expand G&T Program, Advocate Keeping Specialized High School Test - Forest Hills Post, (Tony Avella), August 15, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Father of Parkland victim visits LI to talk gun violence - News 12 Long Island, (Lee Zeldin), August 15, 2018
  2. East Hampton Democrats Host Perry Gershon Wednesday Night - East Hampton Star, (Perry Gershon), August 15, 2018
  3. President Trump to visit Southampton for a campaign fundraiser - Newsday, (Perry Gershon), August 15, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. McSally, Bacon, Donovan join president to sign new defense law - Ripon Advance, (Dan Donovan), August 15, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. AG candidates bash NYC bill capping ride-hailing licenses - The News Tribune, (Sean P. Maloney), August 15, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Awards, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), August 15, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Trump signs McCain defense measure, doesn't thank McCain - AZFamily, (Elise Stefanik), August 15, 2018
  2. Stefanik borrows from Trump’s playbook - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), August 15, 2018
  3. Presidential visit expensive but important - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik), August 15, 2018
  4. Stefanik’s TV ad full of ‘fake news,’ Post Star finds - Watertown Daily Times, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), August 15, 2018
  5. Stefanik will follow what her GOP masters tell her to do - The Leader Herald, (Tedra Cobb), August 15, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Holds Tax Reform Roundtable with Binghamton Chamber as Part of Renew NY-22, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), August 15, 2018
  2. Counting campaign cash in the 22nd, post-Trump visit - WKTV, (Claudia Tenney), August 15, 2018
  3. Trump Blasts Cuomo Over Frack Ban in New York State - Natural Gas Intel, (Claudia Tenney), August 15, 2018
  4. Trump says New York missed chance to become 'Boomtown' by imposing frack ban - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Claudia Tenney), August 15, 2018
  5. Tenney could face Brindisi in 3 debates - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), August 15, 2018
  6. The Daily 202: Republicans try to make 'liberal' attack line stick in new ad campaign - The Washington Post, (Anthony Brindisi), August 15, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. John Katko Highlights Synthetic Drug Issue in New TV Ad - Roll Call, (John Katko), August 15, 2018
  2. Oswego woman, a Democrat, stars in TV ad for GOP Rep. John Katko - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), August 15, 2018
  3. DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation - Biometric Companies, (John Katko), August 15, 2018
  4. Political forecaster: Katko 'defying the blue wave' in CNY House race - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter; John Katko), August 15, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Morelle, Bronson secure $500000 for Golisano Autism Center - Rochester Business Journal, (Joe Morelle), August 15, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Mychajliw enters race, begins war of words with McMurray - Bee, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  2. Collins suspends campaign as McMurray sees opening - Bee, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  3. Poll: Collins' seat still safe for Republicans - WIVB-TV News 4, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  4. Democratic Chairs decry effort to replace Collins on November ballot as 'a fraud against voters' - The Livingston County News, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  5. Democrat Nate McMurray hails from an island of dreams - City & State, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  6. Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions -, (Nate McMurray), August 15, 2018
  7. GOP leaders mull process for replacing Chris Collins on ballot - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), August 15, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. NY American Water not sending out August bills as it addresses complaints - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), August 16, 2018
  2. Ethics measures stall in Albany despite corruption convictions - Newsday, (Dean Skelos), August 15, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Testimony of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney Regarding the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Section 4(f) Review for the Canarsie Tunnel Project, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), August 15, 2018
  2. Rep. Maloney and Assembly Member Epstein Release New Congressional Staff Report on how GOP Tax Scam Hurts New York Homeowners, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), August 15, 2018
  3. Dems introduce law to block publication of 3-D printed gun blueprints, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), August 15, 2018
  4. Testimony of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney Regarding the Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the Environmental Impact Statement for Phase Two of the Second Avenue Subway, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), August 15, 2018
  5. Faso Announces National Endowment for the Humanities Awards, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), August 15, 2018
  6. Congressman Higgins & County Executive Poloncarz Announce Over $4.15 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects in Erie County, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), August 15, 2018
  7. $24 Million Investment to Support Three New Projects as Part of Buffalo's Waterfront Transformation, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), August 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Fighting for New York Women and Girls, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 15, 2018
  2. A.G. Underwood Issues Consumer Tips For New Yorkers Impacted By Flood Damage To Avoid Scams When Hiring Contractors, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
  3. A.G. Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Three Employment Agency Operators For Scamming Vulnerable New Yorkers, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
  4. A.G. Underwood Announces Win In Lawsuit Against Bronx & Westchester Car Dealerships For Illegally Overcharging Consumers For Bogus Theft Protection Product, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
  5. State of Emergency Declared, New York State Governor: Press Releases, August 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. New Yorkers Join Council in Push for Speed Cameras - Courthouse News Service, (John Flanagan), August 15, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. Airbnb to donate $10M to charities as symbolic gesture - New York Post, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), August 16, 2018
  2. Governor-appointed group writing bill to legalize pot in St. Lawrence County and rest of NY state - North Country Now, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), August 16, 2018
  3. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts - Pelham Daily Voice, (Shelley Mayer), August 15, 2018
  4. Perez Makes Ballot for Senate Against Stewart-Cousins - Yonkers Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 15, 2018
  5. Advocates and elected officials in Queens call for more New York solar - Solar Power World, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), August 15, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Murphy's Law: Big Tech Must Serve as Censorship Subcontractors -, (Christopher Murphy), August 16, 2018
  2. Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy - San Francisco Chronicle, (Christopher Murphy), August 16, 2018
  3. TWITTER, SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY EMBRACE CENSORSHIP ... -, (Christopher Murphy), August 15, 2018
  4. Blumenthal: Trump Revoking Brennan's Security Clearance an 'Illegal' Violation of Constitution - Breitbart News, (Richard Blumenthal), August 15, 2018
  5. With little fanfare, Trump and McConnell reshape the nation's circuit courts - Hot Air, (Richard Blumenthal), August 15, 2018
  6. GOP Voters Choose Corey To Challenge Murphy - WNPR News, (Christopher Murphy), August 15, 2018
  7. Hayes, Santos Win Nominations By Large Margins in 5th Congressional District - CT News Junkie, (Christopher Murphy), August 15, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation - Biometric Update, (Voting Machines), August 15, 2018
  2. Voting Machines Aren't the Only Vectors for Attack, California ... - Government Technology, (Voting Machines), August 15, 2018
  3. EDVA: Voter intimidation, defamation claims survive dismissal - Virginia Lawyers Weekly, (Voter Intimidation), August 15, 2018
  4. Republicans have a Kobach problem and, like Trump, it's not going away soon. - USA TODAY, (Vote Fraud), August 15, 2018



Democracy for America

  1. Reaction as voters set general election matches: Walker v. Evers, Baldwin v. Vukmir, Steil v. Bryce - Wisconsin Gazette, (Democracy for America), August 15, 2018
  2. Progressives Rip Senate Dems for Failing to Obstruct Kavanaugh - Newsmax, (Democracy for America), August 15, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Disparate Impact, Unified Law”, August 16, 2018
  2. Bob Egelko Reviews My Book on Justice Scalia’s Legacy, August 15, 2018
  3. Today’s Must-Read (From Andy Kroll): “Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race”, August 15, 2018
  4. Dodging an Election Administration Bullet, “Colyer concedes, handing Kobach the Republican nomination for Kansas governor”, August 15, 2018
  5. “Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter Fraud”, August 15, 2018
  6. New RestoreYourVote.Org Project from Campaign Legal Center Aims to Help Ex-Felons Learn Their Voting Rights and Register Where Appropriate, August 15, 2018
  7. “North Carolina State Legislature Cannot Mislead Voters to Entrench the GOP In Power”, August 15, 2018
  8. “West Virginia’s efforts to impeach the state’s Supreme Court are just the latest in a worrisome trend”, August 15, 2018


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